By the time they graduate, journalism majors will demonstrate the following abilities:

  1. Reporting: The ability to report in depth, using a wide variety of sources to provide context, accuracy, and balance. 
  2. Writing: The ability to produce stories that are clear and concise and engage the audience’s attention.
  3. Convergence: The ability to embrace convergent media by using still photography, shooting and editing video, and writing for multiple media platforms, including broadcast, print, and online.
  4. Role and Responsibilities: An understanding of the roles and duties of journalism in society, and recognition of the legal and moral implications of their work.
  5. Synthesis: The ability to speak and write in a sophisticated way about an area of study outside journalism.